Today was not Evan Mitchell's day. The Mississippi State Bulldogs' starting pitcher finished just two innings, giving up a solo home run to Mike Zunino on the very first pitch of the bottom of the third inning. He was pulled for reliever Devin Jones, who should be able to give the Bulldogs multiple innings.
Mitchell gave up four runs in the fourth inning, two in the second, and then finally one in the third inning. Zunino is having a field day so far, as he's 2-2 with a home run and three RBI. The Gators lead by a score of 7-0 in the bottom of the third inning, and based on what they did in their first three games of the NCAA Baseball Tournament, the offense that they're putting up shouldn't surprise anyone.
Florida starter Hudson Randall has good stuff this afternoon, as he's gotten through three scoreless innings with five strikeouts and no walks, but he hasn't looked unhittable. If the Bulldogs can somehow manage to slow down the Gators' offense - which seems unlikely - it wouldn't be terribly shocking to see them generate some runs. However, Florida's bullpen is strong, so seven runs might be a bit out of reach.